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Find Your Path In Healthcare

Qualified Healthcare workers are in high demand across the country.  With a wide range of healthcare service pathways to choose from, it’s simple to get your start in healthcare at VHCC.

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics respond to emergencies and provide first-line medical care. Talk with an academic advisor to determine the best pathway option for you and your career.

The Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 program pathways below, with each level building upon the previous -- are eligible for G3 scholarship funding.

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Health Sciences

This certificate in Health Sciences provides the general education competencies needed prior to entering a program in Nursing, Radiography or Emergency Medical Services Technology. 

This program is eligible for G3 scholarship funding. 



The Mammography curriculum will prepare selected students to apply to take the National Registry examination leading to advanced certification as a Registered Mammographer by the AART.  Specific pre-requisites are required.

medical assisting Program

Medical Assisting

Medical assistants work within a variety of healthcare settings, such as medical offices and clinics, and work alongside physicians completing administrative and clinical tasks. 

This program is eligible for G3 scholarship funding. 

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Medical Coding

Medical coding is essentially translating healthcare information into universal medical codes.  Medical coders are in high demand in the healthcare field.

Nurse Aid

Nurse Aide

A nurse aide is an excellent career for those who find it rewarding to care for others. The opportunity for hands-on, direct care is something nurse aides enjoy. Those considering a career in nursing, often find that nurse aide is a great place to start!


Practical Nursing

Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide basic care under the direction of a registered nurse or physician. LPNs find a wide variety of employment opportunities in a many healthcare settings.

Our nursing pathways are eligible for G3 scholarship funding.


The pathway in Pre-Pharmacy is an Associate of Arts & Science degree program in General Studies that has been formulated to prepare students with the basic general education requirements to transfer to a four-year program to pursue a pharmacy-related or to transfer directly to a doctor of pharmacy program at the Appalachian School of Pharmacy. This pathway is complimented by a Pre-Pharmacy Science career studies certificate.

Radiography Program


The Radiography pathway will teach you how to safely apply x-radiation to generate images of the human body. Admission to our radiography program requires an initial application to the college followed by specific prerequisite courses and a separate application to be accepted into our radiography program. 

This program is eligible for G3 scholarship funding.


The Computerized Tomography program prepares students who are registered through ARRT or CNMT to take the National Registry Examination leading to advanced certification as a Registered Radiographer in CT.

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